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How Lack of Interoperability is an Expensive Mistake

How Lack of Interoperability is an Expensive Mistake

"Interoperability", by definition, describes systems and devices that can exchange, interpret, and subsequently present data such that it can be understood by a user.  In my mind, it means accessible, open, flexible and impervious to the control of outside influences.  Open and flexible however is not the norm in the healthcare space for many providers of software solutions.  The challenge for healthcare providers today becomes how to effectively leverage both innovation and competition to drive down or keep its costs stable when software providers attempt to monopolize their entire enterprise.